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It is never easy to witness anyone go through addiction, but it is even more heart-wrenching to see our youth suffer from such a dangerous and painful disease. Studies show that more than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Teens are the most affected age group by drugs and alcohol. At a younger age, an individual is much more vulnerable and susceptible to experimenting or caving into peer pressure to 'fit in'. Most are not aware or educated yet on the harrowing effects that drugs or alcohol can cause and how easy it can be to become addicted to the substance they are experimenting with.
Individuals at a young age are going through a vital physical and emotional stage of life. Interrupting this time with a drug or substance addiction can have severe consequences for their future. Drugs or alcohol often serve as a crutch for young people while they are growing up and getting accustomed to their emotions and surrounding environments. Others may turn to drugs and alcohol because of pressure from their peers or due to an unstable family environment. No matter the reason, The Treatment Helpline wants to help secure a bright and healthy future free of addiction for these individuals. Below are some of the reasons or causes why teens try or abuse drugs or alcohol:
- Peer pressure
- Popular media: movies, TV shows, social media
- Lack of confidence
- Modeling their parents' behaviour
- Destructive home environments
- To 'fit in'
- To have fun
There are treatment centers around the country that have youth-specific programs that cater to the specific needs and emotions of their younger patients. Treatment centers focus on their psychiatric health and wellbeing as well as teach them the proper life skills they will need once they have completed their treatment. One-on-one and group therapy sessions will be offered to help educate the patient on the severity of drug and alcohol use and give them proper counseling.
Young people are ever-changing and are at a phase in life where they may be trying to out their place in this world. Therefore, youth-specific treatments offer life skills and certain training tools that will help ensure that the individual is able to keep themselves on the right track to a sober and healthy lifestyle once they are out of treatment. These lessons that they learn during treatment will help them in all aspects of life, including at home and in school. Treatment will also instill in them the importance of building a strong network of friends family that will help them during recovery and not pressure or lead them to drug or alcohol abuse.
If you would like more information on youth-specific treatment options, please The Treatment Helpline today at 877-746-3835. Our expert counselors are here 24/7 to take your call and help get you started on finding the right solution for you or a loved one.